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New Cyber Crime Law in Jordan

Update- the Jordanian Cabinet on 29 August 2010 has introduced several amendments (Arabic version attached) to the draft of the Information System Crimes Law (Cyber Crime Law) to meet some the demands of lawyers and website owners in Jordan.

The Cabinet approved on 3rd August 2010 the first Cyber Crime Law in Jordan. The temporary law was issued by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and will take effect after 30 days of its issuance if approved by the king.

The law was prepared by the Jordanian law firm Khalifeh and Partners Lawyers and Legal Consultants.  It was issued primarily to address a legal vacuum in new digital crimes that the Jordanian criminal law could not address effectively, and to provide trust over internet networks for internet users. The law was heavily criticised by Jordanian bloggers, website owners, the National Centre for Human Rights and the Committee to Protect Journalists

For more information, see the following:

http://www.moict.gov.jo/MoICT_kanonjurm.aspx

 http://www.jordanoholic.com/blog/tech/jordanian-bloggers-meet-minister-ict

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/news/339110,new-cyber-crimes-law.html

http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=29145&searchFor=cyber%20crimes

http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=29101&searchFor=cyber%20crimes

http://en.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleNO=9324

http://cpj.org/2010/08/cpj-asks-jordanian-king-to-toss-out-cyber-law.php

http://www.ifex.org/jordan/2010/08/13/restrictive_internet_law/

http://gulftoday.ae/portal/9d5fca28-eb61-4112-9947-cf579e43ae2b.aspx

http://palestinenote.com/cs/blogs/news/archive/2010/08/20/jordanian-journalists-call-new-cyber-laws-govt-censorship.aspx

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=118320#axzz0xs6Kdirh

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100820/tc_afp/jordanmediainternetlaw

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/middle-east/124097-scribes-slam-new-cyber-law-in-jordan.html

http://legalift.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/jordans-cyber-law-criticized/

http://carnegieendowment.org/arb/?fa=show&article=41494

http://english.donianews.net/index.php/jordan/3100.html

http://www.star.com.jo/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20057&catid=30:jordan&Itemid=109

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